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The three largest ancestries in Lakemba in 2016 were Bengali, Lebanese and Australian.

Ancestry defines the cultural association and ethnic background of an individual going back three generations. Ancestry is a good measure of the total size of cultural groups in Lakemba regardless of where they were born or what language they speak.

Ancestry data, should be combined with data on Birthplace, Language Spoken at Home and Religion for a more complete picture of Lakemba's ethnic characteristics.

Please note that the "Australian Aboriginal" and "Torres Strait Islander" categories in this topic are not considered to be a reliable estimate of the indigenous peoples of Australia. For information on this group, please use the "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population" found on the Population page.

Please note: Due to changes in ABS rules around perturbation and additivity of data to protect the confidentiality of individuals in 2016, counts of ancestry groups and totals derived from them may differ slightly from those published by the ABS. For more information see notes on data confidentiality.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the person's ancestry?'

Multi-response

Total population

Ancestry - Ranked by size
Lakemba - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
AncestryNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Bengali
3,09318.22.52,27114.71.7+822
Lebanese
1,4778.715.11,70511.014.7-228
Australian
1,3247.814.21,0616.815.0+263
Indian
1,3127.72.58405.42.0+472
Pakistani
1,1666.91.67424.80.9+424
English
1,0125.912.39816.312.8+31
Chinese
9795.711.31,0626.99.9-83
Burmese peoples
9135.40.52291.50.2+685
Greek
7794.66.68185.37.1-39
Indonesian
7404.31.26174.00.9+123
Vietnamese
7234.27.36934.56.3+30
Arab not further described
3071.81.52611.71.2+46
Inadequately Described
2931.70.81701.10.4+123
Italian
2251.34.12281.54.3-3
Filipino
2211.31.62051.31.4+16
Syrian
1981.21.11040.70.9+95
map this data in atlas.idIrish1871.14.02001.34.1-13
Fijian
1741.00.61911.20.6-18
Other Indian subcontinent
1691.00.3850.50.2+85
Other Arab peoples
1661.00.31380.90.2+28
Korean
1641.01.31601.01.4+4
Egyptian
1641.01.21971.31.0-33
Central and West African
1520.90.41080.70.3+43
map this data in atlas.idScottish1510.92.71521.02.7-1
Palestinian
1250.70.81350.90.5-10
Malay
940.60.2490.30.1+45
Somali
860.50.1800.50.1+7
Turkish
800.50.5650.40.5+15
Tongan
790.50.5800.50.4-1
Portuguese
790.51.1780.51.0+1
Nepalese
680.40.9540.30.5+14
Thai
600.40.4430.30.3+17
Jordanian
570.30.2750.50.2-18
Other Middle-Eastern peoples
560.30.2200.10.1+36
German
530.31.2660.41.3-13
Iraqi
520.30.51020.70.5-51
Samoan
490.30.6710.50.6-22
Punjabi
440.30.1230.10.0+21
Other South-East Asian
430.30.1280.20.0+15
Macedonian
430.31.3380.21.4+6
Cook Islander
400.20.3400.30.20
Ethiopian
390.20.1310.20.1+8
Spanish
360.20.6350.20.5+2
Other Central Asian
350.20.1330.20.1+2
Croatian
340.20.5550.40.5-21
Polish
320.20.5220.10.6+11
Afghan
250.10.2340.20.1-9
Iranian
240.10.2320.20.1-8
Chilean
220.10.2190.10.2+3
Tamil
220.10.1120.10.1+10
Cypriot
210.10.5290.20.5-9
Maori
200.10.5720.50.6-52
Sudanese
200.10.1410.30.1-21
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Excludes ancestries with fewer than 20 responses, or less than 0.1% of the total population.

Ancestry - Totals
Lakemba - Total persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Ancestry totalsNumber%City of Canterbury Bankstown %Number%City of Canterbury Bankstown %2011 to 2016
Not stated1,3387.96.51,69210.98.3-354

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Ancestry, 2016
Ancestry, 2016 Bengali, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Lebanese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% Australian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.2% Indian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5% Pakistani, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.6% English, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 12.3% Chinese, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 11.3% Burmese peoples, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.5% Greek, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.6% Indonesian, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.2% Bengali, Lakemba: 18.2% Lebanese, Lakemba: 8.7% Australian, Lakemba: 7.8% Indian, Lakemba: 7.7% Pakistani, Lakemba: 6.9% English, Lakemba: 5.9% Chinese, Lakemba: 5.7% Burmese peoples, Lakemba: 5.4% Greek, Lakemba: 4.6% Indonesian, Lakemba: 4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016
Change in ancestry, 2011 to 2016 Bengali, Lakemba: +822 Lebanese, Lakemba: -228 Australian, Lakemba: +263 Indian, Lakemba: +472 Pakistani, Lakemba: +424 English, Lakemba: +31 Chinese, Lakemba: -83 Burmese peoples, Lakemba: +685 Greek, Lakemba: -39 Indonesian, Lakemba: +123
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the ancestry responses of the population in Lakemba in 2016 shows that the top five ancestries nominated were:

  • Bengali (3,093 people or 18.2%)
  • Lebanese (1,477 people or 8.7%)
  • Australian (1,324 people or 7.8%)
  • Indian (1,312 people or 7.7%)
  • Pakistani (1,166 people or 6.9%)

In combination these five ancestries account for 8,372 responses in total, or 49.17% of all responses.

The major differences between the ancestries of the population in Lakemba and City of Canterbury Bankstown were:

  • A larger percentage of people with Bengali ancestry (18.2% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Lebanese ancestry (8.7% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with Australian ancestry (7.8% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people with English ancestry (5.9% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the reported ancestries of the population in this area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Bengali (+822 persons)
  • Burmese peoples (+685 persons)
  • Indian (+472 persons)
  • Pakistani (+424 persons)

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